Taking care of your skin should be the top most priority when it comes to achieving healthy appearance. Skin care is a crucial thing and we all tend to make a lot of mistakes that lead to acne, spots, early wrinkles and what not! We all do some or the other skincare sin or mistake that has a negative impact on the skin’s texture. Here are the top deadly sins of skincare that you need to avoid doing:
You may definitely share your secrets, joys, tears and favourite dresses with your girl pals, but NOT makeup! Next time your bestie asks to borrow your lip gloss, foundation, lipstick or slap on some of your mascara, think twice before saying yes! By sharing makeup products, you actually share germs too, and facilitate infections, especially in sensitive areas like eyes and lips. If you really must share makeup products, make sure proper hygiene is maintained and none of you is suffering from any skin problem. More: Makeup sins >>
HAVING JUNK FOOD
Junk food is usually fried and full of saturated fats. Both high-fat and fried food can overwhelm the stomach, resulting in acid reflux and heartburn. Anything that affects stomach has negative impact on the health of skin. Since junk food has saturated fats and certainly not good for the tummy, it ends up making you look dull and oilier if you already have oily skin problems.
SLEEPING WITH MAKEUP ON
Occasionally skipping the skincare routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing before sleeping can be acceptable, but regularly skipping it may cause problems like hyperpigmentation, premature aging, acne due to clogged pores and even cellular damage. If you are really tired and there is no way you would wash your face, make sure you at least remove your makeup with the help of tissue/cotton and makeup remover/micellar water facilitating your skin to breathe. More: Worst foods for your skin >>
PICKING THE ACNE
Picking your acne, pimples or any bump on your skin can give you scars. Fidgeting with your acne or skin can leave behind dark spots and also give you more acne due to germs transferred from the fingers. Avoid touching your face frequently to maintain clear skin.
EATING A LOT OF SUGAR
Sugar, as you all know, is bad for your waistline. Little did we know that it also affects the way your skin behaves. Sugar triggers the oil gland to produce more oil thus making your skin oilier. Sugar can increase your blood-sugar levels, causing rapid inflammation in the body besides affecting your skin. More: Top 10 foods highest in sugar >>
USING PRODUCTS CONTAINING PARAFFIN
As slick as the petroleum that it is derived from, paraffin creates a smooth cream and gives a soft texture to your skin care products. It does not suit everybody as it can clog pores and cause black heads, white heads, acne, clogged pores etc. If you have oily skin, try to stay away from products that contain paraffin.